MARCO RUBIO

Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. PolitiFact: Rubio's claim that Snowden scandal 'most damaging' U.S. espionage not definitive

      National

      Florida Sen. Marco Rubio makes it clear where he stands on Edward Snowden's exposure of the National Security Agency's spying programs: The situation couldn't be more dire.

      Edward Snowden, a former 
CIA employee, faces charges of espionage after leaking classified documents. He is now living in Russia.
    2. Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and the 'act of love' illegal immigration comment

      National

      WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush's comments Sunday comparing some illegal immigration to "an act of love" elicited a range of reactions. It was a bold statement for a Republican, or the death knell to any presidential hopes.

    3. Rubio says health care law fell short of signup goal

      State Roundup

      The White House celebrated last week when 7.1 million Americans signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act marketplaces since they opened in October 2013.

      Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says the purpose of Obamacare was not to get 7 million people, but to get “30-some-odd million people in this country” insured.
    4. Sen. Marco Rubio: 'We cannot unilaterally disarm' the NSA, 'it makes the country less safe'

      National

      WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama moves to rein in NSA data collection, Sen. Marco Rubio remains resolute.

    5. Marco Rubio outlines economic proposal

      Business

      WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, continuing to move past last year's damaging immigration debate and sounding ever more like a presidential candidate, on Monday outlined ideas to spur economic growth, including giving private companies control over the nation's wireless capability.

    6. At CPAC, Sen. Marco Rubio presses for assertive U.S. foreign policy

      National

      NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Sen. Marco Rubio called for an assertive U.S. foreign policy during a speech to conservative activists Thursday, sticking to a topic that has recently brought him new prominence and helped rebuild his image with the GOP base.

    7. The next 12 months will shape Marco Rubio's choice for 2016

      National

      WASHINGTON

      Marco Rubio is facing the most consequential decision of his political career since entering the U.S. Senate campaign that made him a national figure: to seek re-election or to run for president.

      Sen. Marco Rubio
    8. Sen. Marco Rubio says he'll vote for flood insurance rate hike delay

      Banking

      WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday that he will back a bill to delay steep rate increases under a flood insurance reform law, but added that some reforms are needed.

      “Clearly we have to prevent these disruptive increases,” Sen. Marco Rubio said.
    9. Rubio: 'War on poverty' failed; let states take the lead

      National

      WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio marked the 50th anniversary of the "war on poverty" by declaring it a failure, and proposed redirecting federal funding to states in a speech that underscored growing GOP concerns about appealing to a broader electorate.

    10. Sen. Marco Rubio positions himself as no-compromise budget warrior

      National

      WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio didn't wait for the bipartisan budget accord to drop before calling it a failure, on Sean Hannity's radio show.

      Sen. Marco Rubio talks to reporters before going into the Senate Chamber to vote in October.